Our collective is home to some talented creative writers who are published and are on the reading circuit. We are also home to editors, educators, archivists, and folks who are either in or adjacent to the literary industry.

A Love Letter is a profound and gorgeously rendered tribute to a person, to a place, and to life itself. I really enjoyed the vivid characters and the sensitivity and elegance of Carmen Kennedy’s writing.” —Vendela Vida, author of We Run the Tides

A Love Letter is the reader’s honor of being brought into the sharp tenderness of a loved one’s transition. To enter this room also offering your mind to the various mirrors of embrace. To walk down the predatory nodes of a medical system serving capital and rage along. In a few pages, you are years changed.” —Tongo Eisen Martin, San Francisco Poet Laureate

A Love Letter ’s lyrical vignettes place witness pinnacle as the speaker both chronicles and begets introspection. We observe cyclical mourning and cyclical hope. In these pages, we gather empathy as a cure for our human condition, with passages like, ‘this journey is eminently finite and someone’s departure can seem abrupt if you miss as little as a day, week or month.’ Praise this work that allows us to look into another’s eyes and see something beautiful.” —Daniel B. Summerhill, Monterey County Poet Laureate, author of DIVINE, DIVINE, DIVINE